Peak Wind Speeds Wednesday February 22, 2012

Strong wind occurred over the Cowboy State on Wednesday.  Many areas east of the Continental Divide saw the strongest winds from the late morning through the early evening hours ahead of an advancing cold front pushing south from Montana.  These winds were mainly from a southwest to west direction.  Locations in the Big Horn Basin and Johnson County generally experienced the strongest winds during the mid and late evening hours following passage of the cold front.  These gusty late evening winds were from a north to northwest direction.  Below are the peak wind gusts at selected wind sensors across Western and Central Wyoming.

Location County Peak Wind (mph) Time of Peak (MST)
Mt. Coffin Lincoln 140 815 p.m.
Hoyt Peak Park 110 145 p.m.
Camp Creek RAWS Fremont 85 1150 a.m.
Jackson Hole MR - Summit Teton 77 945 p.m.
Snow Springs Creek RAWS Sweetwater 77 844 p.m.
Fales Rock RAWS Natrona 74 810 p.m.
Chief Joseph Pass Park 73 120 p.m.
Meeteetse Rim Park 71 931 p.m.
Snider Basin RAWS Sublette 71 909 p.m.
Bitter Creek - I-80 Sweetwater 70 1235 p.m.
Beaver Rim Fremont 70 326 p.m.
Jackson Hole MR - Raymer Teton 70 645 p.m.
Cody - West Side Park 69 1046 a.m.
Crowheart Fremont 67 205 p.m.
Rock Springs - Airport Sweetwater 66 332 p.m.
Kelly RAWS Lincoln 66 800 p.m.
Thermopolis Hot Springs 65 251 p.m.
South Pass Fremont 65 246 p.m.
Nugget Canyon Lincoln 65 1151 p.m.
Lander - Hunt Field Fremont 64 1044 a.m.
Boysen Pass Fremont 64 1035 a.m.
Continental Divide - I-80 Sweetwater 63 716 p.m.
Lava Mountain Fremont 63 330 p.m.
Wind River RAWS Fremont 62 201 p.m.
Tipton - I-80 Sweetwater 61 400 p.m.
Big Piney Airport Sublette 61 841 p.m.
Peru Hill - I-80 Sweetwater 61 202 p.m.
Jeffrey City Fremont 60 220 p.m.
Powell - Airport Park 60 555 p.m.
Pathfinder Hill Natrona 60 605 p.m.
Buffalo - Airport Johnson 59 1049 p.m.
Dubois - Airport Fremont 59 155 p.m.
Powell Park 59 641 p.m.
Anderson Ridge RAWS Fremont 59 550 p.m.
Riverton - Airport Fremont 58 1106 a.m.
Split Rock RAWS Washakie 57 240 p.m.
Grand Teton RAWS Teton 57 958 p.m.
Star Valley Ranch Lincoln 56 749 p.m.
Madden Reservoir Fremont 56 1140 a.m.
Cody - Airport Park 55 755 p.m.
Jackson Hole - Airport Teton 55 754 p.m.
Indian Creek - I-90 Johnson 55 935 p.m.
Casper - Airport Natrona 54 451 p.m.
Greybull - Airport Big Horn 54 746 p.m.
I-25 Divide - North of Kaycee Johnson 53 906 p.m.
Sinks Canyon Fremont 52 1111 a.m.
Frannie Big Horn 50 600 p.m.
Thayne Lincoln 50 741 p.m.
Union Pass Fremont 50 513 p.m.
Burro Hill RAWS Teton 49 352 p.m.
Worland - Airport Washakie 48 858 p.m.
Clark Park 48 743 p.m.
Clark 8 Miles SSW Park 47 745 p.m.
Grass Creek RAWS Hot Springs 46 1042 p.m.
Twenty Mile Hill - I-25 Natrona 45 556 p.m.
Dubois - West Side Fremont 45 845 p.m.
Lovell Big Horn 44 617 p.m.
Dead Horse - I-90 Johnson 42 515 p.m.
Dubois - Elem. School Fremont 38 720 a.m.



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